Stamp Review Crew -- Picture Perfect Birthday

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

The Stamp Review Crew is an international group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who gather for a blog hop the first and third Mondays of the month to review a single stamp set.  The number of participants varies from hop to hop, but the ideas are plentiful as we take a stamp set through its paces.  By the time you've traveled through the hop, you are sure to find a number of innovative ways to use the featured stamp set.  So sit back, relax, and get ready to start pinning ideas to your Pinterest board!

To see the line up of artists for this week's hop, click here.  If you've already joined the hop and are traveling forward, you've arrived from Kelly's blog where you were presented with an amazing project to inspire your creativity.  If you're traveling backwards through the hop, you've seen Nikki's project and are ready to CASE! (Copy And Share Everything)

Now that the holiday season is over, I've been busy getting things put away and trying to organize myself for the coming months.  It's a slow and seemingly ponderous process, but I keep plugging away at it.  The worst of it seems to be in my crafting room which resembles a bit of an obstacle course that exploded.  The good news is that the stuff that's most accessible is my pre-order for the Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration.  

My first stamp club meetings of 2018 were this weekend, so I designed this card as one of the projects for my stamp clubs as well as for the Stamp Review Crew.  In addition to the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set, other new items from the Occasions Catalog include the Simply Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and Myths & Magic 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper.  I've also included a bit of paper from the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper -- an item you can earn for FREE with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration.

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This card begins with a panel of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock embossed with the Big Shot using the Simply Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and adhered at the center of a slightly larger panel of Bermuda Bay cardstock.  The panels were adhered at the center of the Calypso Coral card front.  

A strip of light green Myths & Magic 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper was adhered across the center of a piece of Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper.  The Designer Series Paper was then adhered at the center of the embossed panel.  

A piece of Whisper White cardstock was die cut with the Big Shot using the Lots of Labels Framelits (1-3/4" x 2-7/8").  The "Happy Birthday" greeting was stamped near the bottom edge of the die cut using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  [Tip:  The images in the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set are photopolymer; so for best results, use the Stampin' Pierce Mat.]  The solid candle image was stamped three times above the greeting using Lemon LIme Twist ink.  The polka dot candle image was stamped over the outside Lemon Lime Twist candles using Bermuda Bay ink.  The striped candle image was stamped over the center Lemon Lime Twist candle using Calypso Coral ink.  The candle flame image was stamped above each of the candles using Crushed Curry ink.  Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush was applied to the candle flames.  The die cut was adhered at the center of the Designer Series Paper using Stampin' Dimensionals.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The "happiest of birthdays to you" sentiment was stamped at the upper center of the liner using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  

The solid candle image was stamped to the left of the sentiment using Lemon Lime Twist ink.  The polka dot candle image was stamped over the Lemon Lime Twist candle image using Bermuda Bay ink.  The party favor roll-out was stamped at the bottom of the candle image using Crushed Curry ink.  The paper ruffle image was stamped on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Calypso Coral ink, cut out with Paper Snips, and adhered at the neck of the party favor.

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The flap of the Medium Whisper White envelope was randomly stamped with the bow image using Bermuda Bay ink.  [Tip:  Place a scrap piece of copy paper between the envelope flap and the body of the envelope to prevent the images from being stamped on the body of the envelope.]  The image for the inside of the bow was stamped over the bow images using Lemon Lime Twist ink.  The sprinkles image was stamped between the bows using Crushed Curry ink.

Card Measurements -- 

Calypso Coral:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Bermuda Bay:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8"; Lemon Lime Twist:  3-3/4" x 5"; Whisper White:  2-1/4" x 3-1/4", 4" x 5-1/4", 1" x 1" (scrap); Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper:  ; Myths & Magic 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper:  3/4" x 3"

Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Picture Perfect Birthday; Inks:  Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Lemon Lime Twist, Memento Tuxedo Black, Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush; Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White, Myths & Magic 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper; Designer Series Paper:  Bubbles & Fizz (Sale-A-Bration); Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Multi-Purpose Platform and/or Magnetic Platform, Lots of Labels Framelits, Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope

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  1. Lou Kitzelman
  2. Ann Schach 
  3. Tanya Boser 
  4. Charlet Mallett  
  5. Holly Krautkremer 
  6. Valerie Moody  
  7. Dawn Tidd
  8. Stesha Bloodhart 
  9. Bronwyn Eastley 
  10. Lauren Alarid  
  11. Kelly Kent 
  12. Mickey Roberts 
  13. Nikki Spencer 
  14. Debra Burgin 
  15. Mike Funke 
  16. Yapha Mason  

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Stamp Review Crew -- Christmas Quilt

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Christmas Quilt stamp set.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

The Stamp Review Crew is an international group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who gather for a blog hop the first and third Mondays of the month to review a single stamp set.  The number of participants varies from hop to hop, but the ideas are plentiful as we take a stamp set through its paces.  By the time you've traveled through the hop, you are sure to find a number of innovative ways to use the featured stamp set.  So sit back, relax, and get ready to start pinning ideas to your Pinterest board!

To see the line up of artists for this week's hop, click here.  If you've already joined the hop and are traveling forward, you've arrived from Debra's blog where you were presented with an amazing project to inspire your creativity.  If you're traveling backwards through the hop, you've seen Ann's stunning project and are ready to CASE! (Copy And Share Everything)

I had hoped to have more than one project to share with you today; however, the demands of the season got the best of me, so I'll be sharing a card I designed for my annual Christmas Card classes.  This card was a huge hit because it was so bright and happy but amazingly simple to make.

In addition to the Christmas Quilt stamp set, elements of this card include the Quilt Builder Framelits dies and Quilt Top Textured Impressions embossing folder for the Big Shot, the Quilted Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper, and the Real Red 1/8" Solid ribbon.

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The inside of the card features some simple stamping.

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And the envelope flap of the Medium Whisper White Envelope was embossed with the Quilt Top Textured Impressions embossing folder--this time with the bumps facing up.

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Christmas Quilt; Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Garden Green, Real Red; Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White, Garden Green; Designer Series Paper:  Quilted Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper; Embellishments:  Real Red 1/8" Solid ribbon; Adhesives:  Multipurpose Liquid, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Multipurpose Platform and/or Magnetic Platform, Quilt Builder Framelits, Quilt Top Textured Impressions embossing folder; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope

Card Measurements -- 

Thick Whisper White:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length, 3" x 3", 3/4" x 3"; Garden Green:  3-1/2" x 4-3/4", 2-1/4" x 2-1/4"; Quilted Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper:  3" x 3"; Real Red 1/8" Solid ribbon:  8"

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Here's the listing of all the artists on the hop:

  1. Ann Schach 
  2. Heidi Baks
  3. Kelly Kent 
  4. Dawn TIdd
  5. Charlet Mallett
  6. Tanya Boser
  7. Cindy Elam
  8. Holly Krautkremer
  9. Mike Funke
  10. Natalie Lapakko
  11. Lou Kitzelman
  12. Debra Burgin
  13. Mickey Roberts

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Stamp Review Crew -- Wood Words

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Wood Words stamp set.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

The Stamp Review Crew is an international group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who gather for a blog hop the first and third Mondays of the month to review a single stamp set.  The number of participants varies from hop to hop, but the ideas are plentiful as we take a stamp set through its paces.  By the time you've traveled through the hop, you are sure to find a number of innovative ways to use the featured stamp set.  So sit back, relax, and get ready to start pinning ideas to your Pinterest board!

To see the line up of artists for this week's hop, click here.  If you've already joined the hop and are traveling forward, you've arrived from Natalie's blog where you were presented with an amazing project to inspire your creativity.  If you're traveling backwards through the hop, you've seen Tanya's project and are ready to CASE! (Copy And Share Everything)

I have three projects to share with you.

Over the weekend I conducted my Christmas Card classes.  Since I'm still in the Christmas mode, I thought that I'd make a Christmas card using some of the items from the Wood Textures Suite, which includes the Wood Words stamp set.  In addition to the Wood Words stamp set, you'll see the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper and the Copper Trim.  The greeting comes from the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set.

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Holly Berry Happiness, Wood Words; Inks:  Versamark; Cardstock:  Thick Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  Wood Textures Stack; Embellishments:  Copper Trim; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Embossing Buddy, Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool

Since I was on a holiday theme, I wanted to see what a Valentine's Day card would look like.  In addition to the stamp set and the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, the hearts were die cut using the heart framelit from the Wood Crate Framelits dies.  The greeting for this card comes from the Labels to Love stamp set.

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Labels to Love, Wood Words; Inks:  Crumb Cake, Real Red; Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Wood Textures Stack; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Everyday Label punch, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Wood Crate Framelits

My final project features the colors from the Delightful Designer Series Paper used for the card front panel.  A Stamp-a-ma-jig was used to line up the roosters on the strip of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper and the tag was die cut using the tag framelit from the Wood Crate Framelits dies.

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Wood Words; Inks:  Tranquil Tide; Cardstock:  Calypso Coral, Tranquil Tide; Designer Series Paper:  Delightful Daisy, Wood Textures Stack; Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Tranquil Tide Finely Woven ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Big Shot w/Magnetic Plate, Wood Crate Framelits

I'll be sharing the how-to's for these projects very soon, so be sure to return to see the liners for the inside sentiment areas for each of these projects and the coordinating decorated envelopes.  

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Here's the listing of all the artists on the hop:

  1. Mickey Roberts
  2. Tanya Boser
  3. Holly Krautkremer 
  4. Debra Burgin 
  5. Charlet Mallett
  6. Betty Traciak
  7. Kelly Kent 
  8. Stesha Bloodhart
  9. Linda Callahan
  10. Cindy Elam
  11. Lou Kitzelman
  12. Sue Plote 
  13. Heidi Baks
  14. Natalie Lapakko

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Stamp Review Crew -- Painted Harvest

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Painted Harvest stamp set.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

The Stamp Review Crew is an international group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who gather for a blog hop the first and third Mondays of the month to review a single stamp set.  The number of participants varies from hop to hop, but the ideas are plentiful as we take a stamp set through its paces.  By the time you've traveled through the hop, you are sure to find a number of innovative ways to use the featured stamp set.  So sit back, relax, and get ready to start pinning ideas to your Pinterest board!

To see the line up of artists for this week's hop, click here.  If you've already joined the hop and are traveling forward, you've arrived from Karen's blog where you were presented with an amazing project to inspire your creativity.  If you're traveling backwards through the hop, you've seen Rochelle's project and are ready to CASE! (Copy And Share Everything)

I have two projects to share with you.

My family gathers together for a family Christmas celebration the weekend following Christmas.  My gift to my family members every year is a handmade calendar.  This is the calendar for 2018.  (Please don't tell my family, though...)  The bright sunflower is perfect for the triple-layer background.

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Painted Harvest, Colorful Seasons; Inks:  Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz; Cardstock:  Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White; Embellishments:  Crushed Curry Baker's Twine (Retired), Old Olive Baker's Twine; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Tear & Tape, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Stampin' Pierce Mat; Other:  2018 Tear Off Calendar (Taylored Expressions), Landscape Desktop Calendar Case (Calendar Case)

I've been seeing a number of Christmas cards featuring wreaths made using the sunflower petals.  This card was inspired by a card made by fellow 3-2-1 Stamp Team member, Beth Daniels.

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Painted Harvest, Labels to Love; Inks:  Garden Green, Real Red, Wild Wasabi; Cardstock:  Basic Black, Garden Green, Real Red, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Merry Music Specialty; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Everyday Label punch, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Big Shot, Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

I'll be sharing the how-to's for these projects very soon, so be sure to return to see the liners for the inside sentiment areas for each of these projects and the coordinating decorated envelopes.  

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Here's the listing of all the artists on the hop:

  1. Heidi Baks
  2. Lou Kitzelman
  3. Natalie Lapakko 
  4. Charlet Mallett
  5. Mike Funke
  6. Martha Inchley
  7. Bronwyn Eastley   
  8. Karen Gooch 
  9. Mickey Roberts
  10. Rochelle Blok 
  11. Tanya Boser 
  12. Stesha Bloodhart 
  13. Debra Burgin 
  14. Adriana Benitez
  15. Nikki Spencer  
  16. Ann Schach
  17. Kelly Kent 

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Stamp Review Crew -- Spooky Cat

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Spooky Cat stamp set.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

The Stamp Review Crew is an international group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who gather for a blog hop the first and third Mondays of the month to review a single stamp set.  The number of participants varies from hop to hop, but the ideas are plentiful as we take a stamp set through its paces.  By the time you've traveled through the hop, you are sure to find a number of innovative ways to use the featured stamp set.  So sit back, relax, and get ready to start pinning ideas to your Pinterest board!

To see the line up of artists for this week's hop, click here.  If you've already joined the hop and are traveling forward, you've arrived from Betty's blog where you were presented with an amazing project to inspire your creativity.  If you're traveling backwards through the hop, you've seen Lou's project and are ready to CASE! (Copy And Share Everything)

I have two projects to share with you.

Now that all my kids are grown and my grandchildren live out of state, I don't get too worked up about Halloween anymore.  However, many of the folks in my stamp clubs love Halloween so I look for fun projects to make for them every year.  These projects were designed for my September stamp clubs and were a huge hit.  The first project uses the Treat Tubes as the base for a tag featuring the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, Vintage Crochet Trim, and the branch Thinlit from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  The large tag uses the Scalloped Tag Topper and Triple Banner punches and the small tag uses the 1-3/8" circle punch to create the arch and the 1/8" handheld circle punch to create the hole for the Linen Thread.

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Spooky Cat; Inks:  Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand; Cardstock:  Soft Suede, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  Painted Autumn; Embellishments:  Treat Tubes, Black Rhinestone Jewels, Vintage Crochet Trim, Linen Thread; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots, Fine Tip Glue Pen; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Scalloped Tag Topper punch, Triple Banner punch, 1-3/8" circle punch, 1/8" handheld circle punch, Big Shot, Seasonal Layers Thinlits

I really like the cat image in this stamp set created with all the fun Halloween-themed words and phrases.  The wall is created with Embossing Paste that was sponged to give a grungy look (as were all the other elements of the card front).  The pumpkins were cut out from the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Spooky Cat; Inks:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Soft Suede; Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  Painted Autumn, Wood Textures Stack; Embellishments:  Jute Twine; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Cat punch, Starburst punch, Embossing Paste, Palette Knives, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Sponge Daubers

I'll be sharing the how-to's for these projects very soon, so be sure to return to see the liners for the inside sentiment areas for each of these projects and the coordinating decorated envelopes, if applicable.  

Be sure to visit all the stops on this week's hop to find more ideas for using the images included in the Spooky Cat stamp set for your projects.  Just click on the NEXT or PREVIOUS buttons below to continue.

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Here's the listing of all the artists on the hop:

  1. Lou Kitzelman
  2. Lauren Alarid
  3. Stesha Bloodhart
  4. Ann Schach
  5. Natalie Lapakko
  6. Charlet Mallett
  7. Tanya Boser
  8. Sue Plote
  9. Mike Funke
  10. Cindy Elam
  11. Betty Traciak
  12. Mickey Roberts

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